Jase Robertson had no idea that simply asking where to find the restroom in the Trump Hotel would immediately get him escorted out of the building. But that is exactly what happened, according to Robertson, star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty. In fact, the Trump hotel employee pointed to Central Park and told Robertson he could find a bathroom there. Robertson told PEOPLE:
I was here in New York a couple of years ago, and I get escorted out of of the Trump hotel that I was staying in…But a guy, when I asked him where the bathroom is, he looked at me, and thought, ‘Right this way,’ and he grabbed my arm, took me outside and pointed at Central Park and said, ‘Have a nice day.’
The incident actually resulted in a friendship with the Trump family, as they called to apologize when they heard about the incident. Robertson particularly bonded with Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr. The Trumps invited Robertson to spend some time with Trump Jr., on and off the golf course.
“We actually really hit it off because he has a heart for kids with the same condition as Mia,” Robertson said, referring to his daughter’s cleft lip and palate. “I had no idea of that at the time, and when I learned that and saw what Willie did, I was like, ‘Well, anyone who has a heart for kids with cleft lip and palate is a positive on my list.”
In a recent interview, Robertson stated that he likes Donald Trump for president and that he’s excited about the candidates the Republican party has for president this year.
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Robertson elaborated that he and Trump Jr. hit it off well as a result of the incident and that they both have something in common. They both “have a heart” for children born with cleft lip and cleft pallet. Jase Robertson’s daughter Mia was born with the condition.
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